Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chinese Brussels Sprouts

Umm... I have come to love this vegetable!!!! Never had them until a couple of years ago, and I just LOVE them!

This is a particularly good way to eat them! I can usually eat a pound of them by myself :P

Recipe courtesy of "The Best Ever Vegetarian Cookbook" by Nicola Graimes tweaked a little bit by Me.


1 lb brussels sprouts

1 tsp vegetable oil (sesame/olive) anything that you have

1Tsp sesame seeds

2 scallions (spring onions) or one medium sized regular onion sliced

1/2 tsp or more (acco. to taste) Chinese 5-spice powder

1Tsp soysauce/tamari

Ok, the most tedious part of the recipe is to trim the stem off the brussels sprouts... So wash them and trim them.

Slice the brussels sprouts finely in a food preocessor (if you don't have one- do it with hand... now this may become more tedious than trimming :O )

Heat oil in a lage wok or pan on med-high heat and add the brussels sprouts and onions/scallions.

Cook for 3 minutes, stirring briskly not allowing them to brown on bottoms.

Add the spice and soy sauce and keep stirring for another couple minutes until barely tender.

Sometimes I have had brussels sprouts that were quite tough and required longer cooking time.

Serve hot. They are awesome just by themselves, but you can serve them with brown rice or as a side dish.


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